“Tears of the Jolly Beetle”
Season 1, Episode 5
September 27, 2014
Henry and Captain Man are receiving medals from the vice mayor of Swellview, along with a coupon for a frozen yogurt store called Yotally Togurt. Charlotte, Jasper, and Piper attend and after they give their speeches (with Henry’s speech cut short), Jasper sees two girls go to take a walk with Sidney and Oliver, because they are wearing skinny jeans. Jasper then asks Captain Man if he will sign his Captain Man action figure. He throws it to Captain Man and it hits him in the face. Captain Man says that he's okay, but as he is signing the action figure, Henry notices that Captain Man’s lip is bleeding.
At the Man Cave, Henry is eating his half of the frozen yogurt, and Gooch hurts Captain Man’s neck, foot, and hand to see whether Captain Man’s powers are completely gone. Then, Charlotte plays back some footage from yesterday’s ceremony and they see that a woman sprayed Captain Man’s neck with perfume. They realize that her perfume had to contain the tears of the jolly beetle. A jolly beetle’s tear contained an enzyme that broke down molecular density, which made Captain Man indestructible. Meanwhile, at Rigby’s Warehouse, a villain named Dr. Minyak, along with the woman that sprayed Captain Man were playing a sad movie for a bunch of jolly beetles so that they would cry and produce tears. Also, at a clothing store called, “Hey Jean,” Sidney and Oliver give Jasper some skinny jeans to try on. However, they were two sizes too small and he couldn’t get them off. Back at the Man Cave, Captain Man is supposed to help Henry catch an escaped tiger. However, Captain Man is too afraid to fight crime anymore, saying that he couldn’t protect a duck from a Chinese restaurant.
Later, Henry comes and tells Captain Man that he was just pulling a lady out of a swamp. Charlotte comes downstairs and tells them what she found out. She tells them that the only thing jolly beetles eat are fish flakes and recently, a bunch of fish flakes had been sent to Rigby’s Warehouse. They realize that the only person who would need that many fish flakes would be someone who had a bunch of jolly beetles to keep them alive long enough to have a bunch of jolly beetle tears, enough to spray Captain Man. Captain Man doesn’t want to go and fight, so Henry goes to Rigby’s Warehouse himself. When he gets there, two of Dr. Minyak’s goons grab him. However, Captain Man arrives. One of the goons tries to attack Captain Man, but Captain Man is able to defeat him. He then grabs Dr. Minyak’s coffee mug and throws it at the other goon. Henry and Captain Man go to take the jolly beetles to the Man Cave, but Dr. Minyak knocks them down and escapes with his sidekick. He then lets off a gas that would destroy the beetles. Henry and Captain Man are able to grab the beetles and make them laugh. They take them back to the Man Cave, and find out that when the beetles watch something funny, they create an acid that reversed the effect of their tears. They play the Drake & Josh episode “Foam Finger” for them and they get enough acid to spray Captain Man with. It works, and Captain Man gets his powers back. They get an emergency alert, but it turns out to just be Jasper, wandering around Swellview Park with his too-tight skinny jeans. Henry and Captain then go up their tubes while Charlotte is listening to Piper's annoying conversation.
- Jace Norman as Henry Hart (Kid Danger)
- Cooper Barnes as Ray Manchester (Captain Man)
- Sean Ryan Fox as Jasper Dunlop
- Riele Downs as Charlotte Page
- Ella Anderson as Piper Hart
- Timothy Brennen as Vice Mayor Willard
- Nicholas Keenan as Jacob
- Mike Ostroski as Dr. Minyak
- Amber Bela Muse as Nurse Cohort
|“||Kid Danger is so hot.||”|
|“||Yeeaaaah, you don't want to be saying that.||”|
— Charlotte to Piper
|“||Your problems are way bigger than your pants.||”|
— Piper to Jasper
|“||You've never ever been okay!||”|
— Henry to Piper
|“||You are handsome!||”|
— Nurse Cohort
|“||And you are correct.||”|
— Captain Man
|“||I...just got done carrying a foreign lady...out of a swamp!||”|
— Kid Danger
|“||I can't protect Swellview...I couldn't protect a duck from a Chinese restaurant!||”|
— Captain Man
- If possible, this is the first episode with three subplots even though Piper's subplot wasn't that big.
- The warehouse where the Beetles are being held is on "Downtown, Abbey Road", the street where The Beatles recorded most of their hits.
- The frozen yogurt that Henry is eating is from "Yotally Togurt," the place André worked at in the Victorious episode, "One Thousand Berry Balls."
- When the gang is in the lab, Henry asks what would make the beetles cry, serious music plays and all 4 actors in the scene look upward as if waiting for the scene transition, which is a fourth wall break, the first one in the show. It was again used in Caved In.
- In order to make the jolly beetles laugh, they show them the Drake & Josh episode, "Foam Finger".
- This is the first time Piper appears elsewhere than in the Hart house.
- When Piper said Kid Danger was hot, it revealed her crush on him unaware that he is her own brother.
- The promo for this episode said that the skinny jeans was the biggest part of the episode, especially by the use of Henry's line: "This is what it's all about".
- This is the second episode where Piper says her catchphrase "I am not okay!"
- This is the first time Dr. Minyak appears.
- This episode was originally titled, "What's the Juice?".
- The gas that starts filling the room after Minyak and Cohort make their escape, Captain Man says the gas is called Yokonium. The gas’ name may be a reference to the name of John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono. Which would make since due to the first two Beatles references in this episode.
- February 7, 2015 (Australia)
- March 27, 2015 (France)
- February 25, 2015 (Latin America & Brazil)
- March 4, 2015 (Spain & Germany)
- March 11, 2015 (Italia)
- February 5, 2015 (Poland)
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